So my covers/originals band headlined a small-town country music festival this past Saturday. Typical set-up: city park, a couple of flatbed trailers as the stage, generator, etc. We did this same event last year as an opening act and got rave reviews so were invited back this year as the main event. It was close to 10:00 before we went on and by 11 when we were really hitting our stride, the entire front of the stage was dominated by kids and I don't mean teenagers, I mean like, 8 to 12 year olds. One kid was wearing a black cowboy hat, standing right in front of our singer and singing the words to every song we played. Gets to 11:30, even MORE kids of that age in front of the stage and I'm thinking, "it's way past bedtime... where are all these kids' parents?" Before and after the gig wound up signing one kid's arm, another kid's 4-H trophy and some kid's cellphone. There were adults there but they were sitting a ways back from the stage, listening but not really into it. It really didn't change our song selection any, but our front man did have to keep his comments a little "cleaner" than usual and cut back on the drinking references. We did have some fun with it though... playing "Red Solo Cup" but changing lyrics to "Red Sippy Cup". Not sure anyone got it but things were surreal enough at that point we really didn't care. Keep in mind just the night before we had played a resort bar that was packed wall to wall with 20- and 30-something "beautiful people" who were all down to party. Which is a lot closer to our usual demographic. So it was just kind of a weird contrast. Anyone else had a similar experience?